In September 2020 EDB acquired 2ndQuadrant, bringing together some of the world’s top PostgreSQL experts to create the largest dedicated Postgres global development team. The new unified roster of experts has a remarkable history of building and optimizing PostgreSQL for the most demanding international organizations. To learn more, read the press release.
2ndQuadrant is the largest concentration of PostgreSQL experts in the world. Founded in 2001 by Simon Riggs – major developer of the PostgreSQL project – our team is comprised of some of the best-known PostgreSQL developers from around the globe who all actively contribute to the development of the project. Collectively, we host over 500 person-years of PostgreSQL expertise
2ndQuadrant provides solutions for mission critical databases to fully support the PostgreSQL Ecosystem. Our mission, and the inspiration behind the name 2ndQuadrant, is to work with customers to achieve their long-term vision while executing short to medium-term goals efficiently and effectively.
Our solutions ensure high availability, scalability, & disaster recovery for critical PostgreSQL databases running in production. We provide tools to make your deployment process simple and reliable. With over 19 years of hands-on experience through client engagements, our engineers ensure your PostgreSQL cluster is fully supported in production.
Always one to stay at the cutting edge of technology, 2ndQuadrant is a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and is the first Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) for PostgreSQL. This makes us best positioned to help you on your Cloud Native journey with PostgreSQL. 2ndQuadrant has you covered at every stage, from initial evaluation and migration to training and continued production support.
What we do
Ensuring uninterrupted availability for our clients’ PostgreSQL databases is our primary business objective. Our Production Support network is designed such that a major disaster in any part of the world does not impact our ability to deliver the same quality of service to our customers. As a global operation with executive leadership on 4 continents, our organization is trained to use tools that aid productivity while securely working with globally distributed teams.
We offer a wide range of enterprise-class solutions for both public and private sectors. With a local presence in over 20 countries, we work alongside clients to deliver high-quality, customized services designed for their unique business requirements. Such a large, international footprint gives us exposure to thousands of varying types of production deployments of PostgreSQL. We work with a broad range of international organizations of varying sizes from diverse business sectors such as finance, healthcare, intergovernmental and more.
How we do it
2ndQuadrant is a Major Sponsor of the PostgreSQL project; over 20% of the code was written by 2ndQuadrant engineers. We are globally recognized experts of PostgreSQL Solutions, Services, and Training. This allows us to consistently contribute enterprise-class features that enhance performance, scalability, security, and stability in PostgreSQL.
In addition to a great number of prominent community members and committers, we have a few dozen PostgreSQL contributors on staff responsible for significant functionality features in each of the last 13 releases of PostgreSQL.
Key Features/Community Contributions from 2ndQuadrant experts include:
Point-in-time Recovery (PITR)
Log shipping replication
Why we do it
2ndQuadrant encourages and supports the free circulation of knowledge and information. We believe in free access to learning sources, open source software, and alternative intellectual property.
We embrace an open mentality and support the PostgreSQL community through a diverse and multicultural organization that spans across 5 continents. This diversity helps us better understand our client’s demands and adapt to fast changing environments. An open mindset helps us find innovative solutions to business challenges that exceed customer expectations.